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Fun Food Holidays™ December 12th is National Ambrosia Day

National Ambrosia Day

Ambrosia, the mythical "food of the gods," is a heavenly treat to real mortal diners at any time of the year. This cool and creamy citrus fruit salad is a light and tasty side dish or dessert.

CDK has many classic-style recipes for ambrosia, plus a whole body of wacky ambrosia salad-inspired items like ambrosia cakes, bars, and even a body scrub!

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Ambrosia's Pound Cake
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Made with Lemon or orange, zest of, lemon or orange juice, vanilla extract, sugar, eggs, cake flour, butter

Ambrosia Parfaits
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Made with mint sprigs, nonfat frozen vanilla yogurt, slightly softened, sweetened shredded coconuts, navel oranges, grapes, crushed juice-packed pineapple, drained, with juice reserved

California Ambrosia Salad
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Made with flaked coconut, sour cream, powdered ginger, salt, brown sugar, lemon juice, pitted fresh dates, bananas, oranges

Ambrosia Salad
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Made with grapes, mixed fruit, mandarin oranges, pinapple, miniature marshmallows, whipped topping or sour cream, maraschino cherries

Strawberry Ambrosia Salad
recipe for strawberry ambrosia salad

Made with evaporated milk, flaked coconut, strawberry gelatin powder, raspberry gelatin powder, frozen sweetened sliced strawberries, water, crushed pineapple with syrup

Yogurt Ambrosia
recipe for yogurt ambrosia

Made with pineapple yogurt, flaked coconut, navel oranges, sectioned, lemon juice, pear, peeled, diced, Red Delicious apple, diced, bananas

Summer Ambrosia
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Made with papaya, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1-inch cubes), pineapple, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes, half-pint blackberries, kiwis, peeled and cut lengthwise into 1/3-inch wedges, nectarines

Wheat Berry Ambrosia
recipe for wheat berry ambrosia

Made with Pecan halves for garnish, optional, bananas, mandarin oranges, seedless red grapes, cut into halves, whipped topping, lemon juice, (8 oz size) crushed pineapple, undrained, vanilla pudding

Ambrosia Salad
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Made with romaine lettuce, dried starfruit, pear, bananas, orange, salad oil, orange peel, sherry or vinegar, ground allspice

Spinach Ambrosia Salad
recipe for spinach ambrosia salad

Made with orange juice, (11 ounce size) pineapple and mandarin orange segments, drained, coconut, fresh spinach

Ambrosia Cake
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Made with milk, salt, baking powder, cake flour, vanilla extract, butter flavoring, eggs, sugar, butter

Pistachio Ambrosia
recipe for pistachio ambrosia

Made with chopped pecans, fruit cocktail, pineapple chunks, mandarin oranges, pistachio pudding mix, fruit juice, sour cream, frozen whipped topping

Ambrosia Pie
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Made with orange marmalade, banana, cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, lemon rind, heavy cream, coconut, orange sections

Ambrosia Tapioca
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Made with flaked coconut, dates, orange sections, orange juice, salt, tapioca, sugar

Ambrosia Fruit Salad
recipe for ambrosia fruit salad

Made with ground cinnamon, ground nutmeg, maraschino cherries, miniature marshmallows, frozen whipped topping, coconut, walnuts, fruit cocktail, pineapple chunks, mandarin oranges

Hawaiian Ambrosia
recipe for hawaiian ambrosia

Made with maraschino cherries, milk, miniature marshmallows, crushed pineapple, mandarin oranges, Cool Whip, coconut

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Made with whipping cream, mandarin oranges, crushed pineapple, fruit cocktail, sour cream, coconut, miniature marshmallows

Coconut Ambrosia With Grapes
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Made with raspberry syrup, coconut, strawberries, red grapes, honeydew melon

Sour Cream Ambrosia
recipe for sour cream ambrosia

Made with vanilla extract, honey, sour cream, pecans, oranges, green seedless grapes, cantaloupe, pineapple, shredded moist coconut

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Made with orange gelatin powder, mandarin oranges, frozen whipped topping, miniature marshmallows, crushed pineapple, flaked coconut

Ambrosia Coconut Salad
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Made with mint, cherry or strawberry, orange juice, oranges, bananas, pineapple, grapes, apples, sugar substitute, coconut

Carrots Ambrosia
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Made with parsley, salt, baby carrots, butter, sugar, oranges

Creole Country Ambrosia With Twin Chocolate Shavings
recipe for creole country ambrosia with twin chocolate shavings

Made with ground nutmeg, ground cinnamon, sugar, (8-oz. size) fruit cocktail, drained very well, pecans, green grapes, coconut, (11-oz. size) mandarin oranges, drained very well, miniature

Ambrosia Salad
recipe for ambrosia salad

Made with maraschino cherries for color, sour cream (light can be used), pecans, seedless red grapes, coconut, pineapple chunks, miniature marshmallows, mandarin oranges

Pistachio Ambrosia
recipe for pistachio ambrosia

Made with fruit cocktail, frozen non-dairy whipped topping, pistachio pudding mix, miniature multicolored marshmallows

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